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The New York Times publishes article on torture in Guantánamo prison

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In the editorial entitled “Torture and Its Psychological Aftermath,” published October 21, U.S. newspaper The New York Times asks if any government official will be held accountable for the harm caused to tortured prisoners of war, above all those incarcerated in the Naval Base which illegally occupies a piece of sovereign territory in Guantánamo, Cuba.

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UN Expert Defends Compensations to Cuba for Blockade Damage

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The independent expert in fostering an international democratic and equitable order, Alfred de Zayas, defended here today that Cuba received compensations for the damage the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by the United States has caused.

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Airbnb gets Treasury OK to expand Cuba listings

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The Treasury Department’s approval, announced Sunday, comes as President Obama embarks on an historic three-day trip to the island nation. It also follows Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ announcement Saturday that it has signed three hotel deals in Cuba, making it the first U.S. hotel company to seal a deal to run hotels in Cuba since 1959 revolution.

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Potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States highlighted in Havana

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The Director of the Center of Molecular Immunology in Cuba, Dr, Agustín Lage, noted the potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States, while announcing further steps to strengthen links in this sector.
Dr. Lage announced during a press conference this Sunday morning in Havana, that Cuban biotechnology products could begin to be used by U.S. patients, as more than 30 Cuban patents have been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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U.S. not prepared to give up in Latin America

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The United States knows it has lost ground in Our America and wants it back at any cost, sparking a chain reaction to push progressive governments of the region out of power, those it considers “enemies” that should be overthrown by any means or through “soft, low intensity or violent coups,” it’s all the same.

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Members of U.S. Congress in Havana favor ending blockade

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Two Senators and two member of the House of Representatives visiting Havana agree that bipartisan support is growing for an end to travel restrictions and expansion of relations with Cuba. Speaking with the press May 27, the four agreed on the need to end the blockade and continue moving forward in the process of normalization of relations between the two countries. “We need to end this prohibition (the blockade)” and find a “pragmatic way” to interact which would benefit both peoples, said Congressman Raúl Grijalva, from Arizona, a member of the delegation which arrived in Cuba May 21.

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Tom Wilner: Obama has the Presidential Authority to Return Guantanamo to Cuba

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He is one of the most famous attorneys in Washington and perhaps the only one to have won several cases before the United States Supreme Court, and the system has changed the laws to return to the starting point. Thomas B. Wilner represented the detainees of Guantanamo in the trial that established their right to receive legal counsel, and in the two decisions where the Supreme Court confirmed the right of these detainees to habeas corups, but justice still remains to be done.

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Cuba and the United States to Discuss Health and Law Enforcement Issues

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Cuba and the United States will continue bilateral talks on a technical level, particularly on health and law enforcement, Foreign Ministry official Josefina Vidal announced in Washington at the end of the third round of negotiations to re-establish diplomatic relations.

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UN Secretary-General recognizes Vietnam as Outstanding

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recognized Vietnam as a responsible and active member, during a visit which concluded here today inaugurating the Green House number one of the world Organization. Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, he opened the doors to a building designed by the hosts to bring together all the UN agencies represented in the country and express its multilateral commitment.

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Statement by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations

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On Thursday, May 21, the third round of conversations between Cuba and the United States regarding the process of reestablishing diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies in both countries, will be held in Washington. This encounter will be a continuation of previous talks held on January 22, in Havana and February 27, in Washington, as well as a follow-up meeting which took place in the Cuban capital, March 16. The Cuban delegation will be presided by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Ministry of Foreign Relations directorgeneral for the United States.